Humanitas and Humanities in the Digital Age

A woman sits on the ground, selling fresh herbs. Above her the wall is painted with the word Electronica, but the T has gone missing.

Philosophies, analyses, opinions… these are all part of Digital Arts and Humanities. The digital would have no reason to exist without human experience to drive it. Perhaps because this seems such an obvious truth to me, I find the continual recurrence of questions about it throughout my coursework to be surprising.

Despite that, it seems that I have quite a lot to say on the subject. As part of a class on digital research skills, which included a foray into the world of transcription (edit: which now has its own blog post), we were asked four questions:

  • How does the ‘digital’ reshape traditional research skills in the Humanities? 
  • How will the digital age shape the contours of cultural and historical memory?
  • Will digital storytelling coincide or diverge with oral and print-based storytelling?
  • In the networked world we live in, what is the place of humanitas

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Visualising Cork

Cloudy sunset over a small bay in County Cork, Ireland. Colours are primarily blue, with a hint of pink.

A class this semester, titled History and Theory of Digital Art, challenged us to post: 1) past examples of digital art created by us, the members of the class, and 2) create something new, which was somehow inspired or influenced by posts from said class members. We were also cautioned not to spend too much time on it. Of course, as per usual, I threw caution to the wind and wasted far too much time on the tech side of things. Continue reading “Visualising Cork”